Friday, September 4, 2009

Sadistic Brutal Violence


Patti and I have had a Friday night date night for around 30 years. We have done different things. Lately we often go out to dinner and a movie. I am in charge of picking out the movie. With the new internet tools available, I have gotten pretty good at picking out good movies and avoiding the shameful or disgusting ones.
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If the professional reviewers gush over a movie, it is probably pretty gross. If the fan meter is really heavy on green with virtually no red, it is probably a good movie. The very best movies (read, "Christian" or strong Christian values) are predictably dissed by the professional reviewers.
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Here is one that we DID NOT go to see. It was running in theatres just a few months ago.
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The Last House on the Left
Opened March 13, 2009 Runtime:1 hr. 49 min. R
sadistic brutal violence including a rape and disturbing images, language, nudity and some drug use
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We often ask ourselves, Why would some twisted mind write such a screen play? Even more, why would a sad sadistic company create and promote such a movie? Then most tellingly, why would ANYONE in the whole wide world ever pay money and GO to a disgusting perverted movie such as that?
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Today I found some answers. This is not a new problem...
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1 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 "Son of man, will you judge her? Will you judge this city of bloodshed? Then confront her with all her detestable practices 3 and say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: O city that brings on herself doom by shedding blood in her midst and defiles herself by making idols, 4 you have become guilty because of the blood you have shed and have become defiled by the idols you have made. You have brought your days to a close, and the end of your years has come. Therefore I will make you an object of scorn to the nations and a laughingstock to all the countries. 5 Those who are near and those who are far away will mock you, O infamous city, full of turmoil.

6 " 'See how each of the princes of Israel who are in you uses his power to shed blood. 7 In you they have treated father and mother with contempt; in you they have oppressed the alien and mistreated the fatherless and the widow. 8 You have despised my holy things and desecrated my Sabbaths. 9 In you are slanderous men bent on shedding blood; in you are those who eat at the mountain shrines and commit lewd acts. 10 In you are those who dishonor their fathers' bed; in you are those who violate women during their period, when they are ceremonially unclean. 11 In you one man commits a detestable offense with his neighbor's wife, another shamefully defiles his daughter-in-law, and another violates his sister, his own father's daughter. 12 In you men accept bribes to shed blood; you take usury and excessive interest [a] and make unjust gain from your neighbors by extortion. And you have forgotten me, declares the Sovereign LORD."
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God brought judgement on the people of Israel then.

And He hasn't changed a bit!

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